Monday, 5 March 2012

Some Spring coloured creations!

Hello again! It's gone rather chilly today - very different from the lovely mild weather we've had in the last week or so. Still, at least the sun is shining and so I can try and warm up my frozen fingers by telling myself that yes, it really is spring!

It's been a colourful week - I bought some lovely Cascade wool a while back and have been busy making a few bunny nuggets. Remember them? They got a mention last year in a recent projects post! I would really love to make them all year round - maybe with seasonal add-ons like little sunglasses for summer, or Santa hats for Christmas. Maybe I'll get round to it soon....
By the way, I should mention that the pattern is not my own creation - it's from a very clever lady called Rebecca Danger and if you want to make your own, here is the Bunny Nugget free pattern that she kindly shares with everyone!

Here is the latest Bunny Nugget gang :)

Bunny Nuggets for 2012! 

The one at the front has been turned into a keyring - perfect for a little Mothers' Day gift. If you love it, you can buy it from me on my website.

Finally, at long last I finished my crochet baby blanket! I don't have any babies (and am definitely not expecting any more!!) but a baby blanket is just about the right size I think. A huge doube-bed sized blanket would take me far too long and boredom would soon set in!

I love the bright, spring-like colours.


Granny square baby blanket - finished!

This has been keeping me lovely and warm over winter - and I'm quite sad to finish it. I will miss it's cosy softness sitting on my lap in the evenings. My next one is going to be an organic cotton one I think - just need to find some lovely colours, and wait until my husband isn't around to catch me spending yet more money on yarn!!

Don't forget to pop in and see what the other Handmade Monday bloggers have been up to.

Off now to warm my hands up on the dog!!
Ooh! By the way, I've just discovered Instagram on my phone - it's brilliant, so expect some more of my attempts at photography soon.
I snapped this one of Bea, our beagle, and I just love it :-)

Bea - looking very pretty!

13 comments:

  1. Love the little bunny nuggets and the colourful blanket. I'm loving the warmer weather and brighter days, makes such a difference but you do go into shock when a cold day rears its ugly head!!

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  2. What a lovely blanket - Love the colours. I agree with you about the boredom factor when making blankets - I have yet to make one big enough for a double bed! :)

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  3. Bea is beautiful, my boys all woof a big hello to her. Love the colours of your blanket too. Very springlike.

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  4. Oh, your beagle is adorable! Very sweet face.
    The bunny nugget is really cute, those would be so sweet filling up Easter Baskets! Reminds me, I need to make some sock bunnies for Easter this year, and I need to get a move on, as it's rushing right up, isn't it? Sheesh, time flies, especially when you have to plan ahead for crafts.
    Love the blanket too, I never can manage large crafts like that, but I sure admire people who can. :)

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  5. Gorgeous bunny nuggets - pretty colours too and ideal for Easter baskets. What a lovely photo of Bea - she looks gorgeous.

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  6. Bunny nuggets are so sweet. I know what you mean about the warming effect of a blanket on the lap at winter. It gets quite cosy, although all my blankets are store bought at the moment.

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  7. The blanket is really gorgeous. Love the colours you have chosen. Bea looks lovely! Really nice pic of her - she looks like she is posing for you (or trying to escape by getting one paw out!) Mich x

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  8. Love the little bunnies!And your dog is so cute!

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  9. What a pretty blanket, and cute bunnies. Love Bea - she looks so gentle and kind.

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  10. The little bunnies are so cute and the baby blanket is lovely. I don't know whats happened to the weather but it was nice and warm here the other day and then this morning I was scraping ice from my car at -2! x

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  11. Lovely colours you have used. I've heard of instagram but so far resisted the urge to try something new. Lovely pic of Bea.

    Jan x

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  12. Just managed to delete my comment so here goes again! Sorry for the delay in the comment but have been away for the weekend which seems to have had a knock on effect. Love the colours of the blanket! A double bed size would be lovely but I would (like you) be bored stiff! x

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  13. Great little bunny nuggets - wish I was a bit more crafty.. :-( Well done you!

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